After those actual cheetah print Lander Shorts I made over the summer last year, I was fully on board the animal print trend – in both the classic, spotted sense, as well as the prints of actual animals version! So when this fabric popped up in a Minerva Makers call out, I was fully on board.
Can you believe that I sewed this dress back in August 2019 and I am only just now getting it posted? Whoops. However, this would be a beautiful dress to wear to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, so it worked out alright. Still seasonally appropriate!
Fibre Mood Magazine Issue 12 launches today, and I’m so excited to have been included in an amazing group of sewists who got to try out a pattern from the magazine ahead of time to help promote and show you what you can look forward to in this issue. As I’ve grown to expect with Fibre Mood patterns, this skirt pattern is lovely, was easily constructed, and although a circle skirt is nothing new or groundbreaking, this one has a couple nice little details that I loved.
First of all, let me start by telling you that Minerva has launched their new website – part online shopping platform, part creative social media network, I’m so excited about it. While you are searching through and considering purchasing a new fabric, you’ll also be able to scroll through garments that other sewists have already sewn in that fabric. This is SO helpful, as you’ll be able to get a better idea of how that fabric looks in real lifes – on real bodies, in action! It’s fantastic. That being said, this awesome feature would’ve come in very handy when I picked out this awesome fabric to work with. While I ended up loving what I’ve made, I was surprised at how different the fabric I received in the mail was than the fabric I’d imagined when I chose it, and I had to take a minute to reconsider my pattern choice and go a very different direction! So while you may find it odd that I am sharing some beach pants in November, I thought that these pants are just the perfect example of the awesome features that the new Minerva website will offer! (also, maybe you’re in a nother hemisphere and are looking for some summer inspiration – so I’ve got your back!)